33-16 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105
Call: (718) 865-8318

Dental Services in Astoria Queens

From routine cleanings and fillings to cosmetic and implant dentistry, Ditmars Family Dental is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our office, we've included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.

Initial Oral Examination

Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, oral cancer screening, periodontal probing and gum disease evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take digital x-rays, which reduce radiation exposure to our patients by up to 90% and allows us to correctly diagnose your current dental condition.

Dental Implants

Dr. Demirdjan, our implant surgeon, performs implants for a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to replace a removable appliance. The procedure requires a number of visits over several months.

Tooth Whitening

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. Our tooth whitening procedure usually requires two visits.  During your first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays. During your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit and if necessary, adjustments will be made.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. 

Crowns and Veneers

You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns or veneers on anterior teeth. For the posterior teeth, the latest technology in porcelain and PFM crowns are utilized to insure a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Veneers can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. Both procedures usually requires two visits. Afterwards, you will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown or veneer.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We use tooth-colored resin fillings that are cured to match your teeth. If an amalgam filling shows in your smile, we can replace it with a
tooth-colored resin filling. The fillings are usually placed in one appointment. 

Removable Dental Prostheses

For patients who are missing multiple teeth, we are experts at fabricating full dentures or partial dentures. We also offer flexible dentures which contain no metal and provide a better aesthetic option for our patients. This procedure requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  Several appointments may be necessary in order to ensure proper shape, color and fit.  At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

Invisalign®

Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful, straight teeth you've always wanted. Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.  In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions, which means that you control the duration of the treatment. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.  We perform root canals on anterior, premolar and molar teeth. We use the latest rotary root canal technology. This allows us to minimize office visits and makes the root canal experience much more comfortable and predictable. A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Periodontics

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease.  Dr. Pakan, our periodontist, will evaluate the extent of your periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues.  When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended.  You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.